Analyst: Aimovig paving the way for new blockbuster class of migraine meds
Early demand for a recently approved migraine drug could be setting the stage for strong growth with a new class of medications. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - August 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

High blood pressure symptoms: The common condition that could be hypertension warning sign
HIGH BLOOD pressure does not often have any symptoms and the vast majority of sufferers are unaware they have hypertension, but in some cases headaches could be a warning sign. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are some tips for instant migraine relief?
Many people experience intense forms of headache known as migraine. There are many potential natural remedies for migraines, including diet changes, yoga, and stress reduction. Other remedies, such as staying hydrated, can prove helpful for migraines. Learn more about the best natural remedies for migraines here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Headache / Migraine Source Type: news

MGH to study medical device for concussions, Alzheimer's
Massachusetts General Hospital has begun a four-year research project with a New Jersey-based medical device company looking at concussive brain injuries and Alzheimer ’s disease. The company, electroCore, said it is providing MGH with $1 million over four years as seed funding for multiple preclinical studies on its non-invasive electric nerve stimulation device. The device is already on the market for migraines, but executives said they hope to expand the ma rket to other conditions. “The… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 20, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Scientists discover intricacies of serotonin receptor crucial for better therapeutics
(University of North Carolina Health Care) For the first time, scientists have figured out why drugs that aim to treat Parkinson's disease, migraines, pituitary tumors, and obesity activate the serotonin receptor 5-HT2B to cause life-threatening heart problems. Published in Nature Structure& Molecular Biology, this research provides drug developers with much needed insights into serotonin receptors -- insights that should help scientists create safer more effective drugs, not just for the aforementioned conditions, but also depression, anxiety, and schizophrenia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Brainsway wins FDA nod for OCD-treating TMS system
The FDA today said it granted de novo approval for Brainsway‘s deep transcranial magnetic stimulation system, now indicated for treating obsessive compulsive disorder. The TMS system uses magnetic fields to simulate nerves in the brain, and has been shown to reduce the severity of OCD in patients. A 100-patient randomized, multi-center study of the device indicated that patients who received TMS treatment alongside medical management had a higher response rate, at 38%, than those treated with medical management and a sham device, at 11%. The most frequent adverse reaction was headache, which was reported by 37.5% of ...
Source: Mass Device - August 17, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Neurological Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Regulatory/Compliance Brainsway Source Type: news

Aggression and its association with suicidality in migraine patients: a case-control study - Park SP, Seo JG.
BACKGROUND: To identify aggression and its association with suicidality in migraine patients. METHODS: We enrolled 144 migraine patients who made their first visit to our headache clinic. We collected data regarding their clinical characteristics a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

No sex drive? Tired all the time? Bad breath? You may have a vitamin deficiency
(Natural News) “Not now, honey. I’ve got a headache.” If this isn’t an excuse anymore — if you really do have a headache and feeling less than amorous lately, you could have a vitamin deficiency. How about that halitosis? Do plants turn brown when you talk to them? Look at your nails. See any white spots... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NPPA fixes ceiling price of 92 drug formulations
Drug price regulator NPPA has fixed the ceiling price for 92 drug formulations, including those used for treatment of cancer, hepatitis C, migraine and diabetes among others. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - August 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Heart attack - four ‘superfoods’ to lower your risk of deadly condition
HEART attack symptoms include chest pain, headaches and dizziness. You could lower your risk of a deadly myocardial infarction by making some small diet or lifestyle changes. These are the best foods to eat on a daily basis. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Research suggests why migraines are more common in women
Findings, published inFrontiers in Molecular Biosciences, indicate that women are more likely to suffer migraines due to the action of oestrogen on the cranial nerves.Medical News Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 15, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Study Hints at Why Women Suffer More Migraines Than Men
Title: Study Hints at Why Women Suffer More Migraines Than MenCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/14/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/15/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Migraine General)
Source: MedicineNet Migraine General - August 15, 2018 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

Study Hints at Why Women Suffer More Migraines
Results of new research suggest that changing levels of the female sex hormone estrogen make cells around a key nerve in the head and connected blood vessels more sensitive to migraine triggers, scientists say. And that increases migraine risk. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MCR's New VL2 Lenses Block 41% of Blue Light
MCR Safety has released new lens technology that is capable of blocking 41% of ISO 12312-1 blue light while allowing 88% of all visible light to pass in their new MAXBLUE™ VL210MB safety glasses. Blue light is known to cause eye fatigue, headaches and migraines in people exposed to RF scanners and other handheld or portable devices on the job. The lenses are clear with a streamline, comfortable and athletic design. They are scratch resistant with a polycarbonate frame.This story is related to the following:Safety& Security EquipmentHealth, Medical,& Dental Supplies and EquipmentSearch for suppliers of:Len...
Source: Industrial Newsroom - Health, Medical and Dental Supplies - August 14, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Source Type: news

Migraines: More women suffer than men 'due to oestrogen and other sex hormones'
MORE women suffer migraine than men due to oestrogen and other sex hormones, according to a new study. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Migraines are more common in women, but why?
Migraines are disruptive, debilitating events, but what causes them remains unclear. Notably, they are more common in women, and a new study asks why. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Headache / Migraine Source Type: news

Study Hints at Why Women Suffer More Migraines Than Men
TUESDAY, Aug. 14, 2018 -- New insight into why women get more migraines than men could lead to better treatments, researchers say. The results of lab and animal experiments suggest changing levels of the female sex hormone estrogen make cells... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 14, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Sex hormones may be reason women get more migraines, study says
Researchers believe they have determined why more women than men get migraines, offering potential for targeted treatments. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

When Head Injuries Make Life Too Hard, Suicide Risk May Rise
TUESDAY, Aug. 14, 2018 -- Traumatic brain injury can trigger a daily struggle with headaches, neck pain, dizziness and thinking problems that may drive some to suicide, researchers report. That risk more than triples in the first six months after a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 14, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Does THIS explain why women are more likely to suffer migraine?
Researchers at Universitas Miguel Hern ández in Elche reviewed decades of medical literature to make the conclusion, published in the journal Frontiers in Molecular Biosciences. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why do women get more migraines?
(Frontiers) Differing levels of sex hormones, especially estrogens, may explain why many more women than men suffer from migraines. A study published today provides evidence that these hormones affect cell mechanisms that control responses to migraine triggers, offering a possible pathway to more effective, personalized treatments. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Woman had two days to live after dismissing her cancer as stress
Kate Stallard, 32, from Worcestershire, who separated from her husband of 18 months in 2016, thought her headaches and exhaustion were the result of her adapting to single life. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart attack warning - the one BEDTIME sign you should never ignore
HEART attack symptoms include chest pain, headaches and dizziness. But you could also be at risk of a deadly myocardial infarction if you have this one sign while lying asleep in bed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The woman given just two days to live after dismissing her cancer symptoms as divorce stress
Kate Stallard, 32, from Worcestershire, who separated from her husband of 18 months in 2016, thought her headaches and exhaustion were the result of her adapting to single life. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ideas for addressing electronic harassment among adolescents attending a video blogging convention - Selkie E, Evans Y, Ton A, Midamba N, Moreno MA.
BACKGROUND: Electronic harassment affects 20-40% of adolescents and has been associated with significant negative outcomes including physical (ex. headache, abdominal pain), psychological (ex. depression, anxiety), and psychosocial (ex. school avoidance) p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Know the difference between a headache and a brain aneurysm... it could save your life
(Natural News) In an article in People.com, Dr. Howard A. Riina, Professor of Neurology at NYU Langone Medical Center said that a brain aneurysm feels like the“worst headache of someone’s life”. Even those with a history of migraines or headaches have described the sensation as feeling like a lightning strike. “It’s this severe, severe headache... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ElectroCore inks nVNS neuroinflammatory response research deal with MGH
ElectroCore said yesterday it inked a collaborative research deal with Massachusetts General Hospital exploring the use of ElectroCore’s non-invasive vagus nerve stimulation tech in targeted treatments for neuroinflammation. The Basking Ridge, N.J.-based company said that investigators will examine the effects the nVNS system has on neuroinflammatory mechanisms associated with conditions in the central nervous system including pain, trauma and neurodegeneration. ElectroCore said it will supply up to $1 million through a research grant over four years to support preclinical trials of the device, including work al...
Source: Mass Device - August 10, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Neurological Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation electroCore Source Type: news

Posttraumatic Headache: Mechanisms and Therapeutic Targets Posttraumatic Headache: Mechanisms and Therapeutic Targets
Frequent or continuous headache is common after head trauma. This review outlines key clinical characteristics of posttraumatic headache, its pathophysiology, and its optimal management.Headache (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

How To Tell If You Have A Headache Or A Migraine
Experts break down the different types of head pain, as well as their symptoms and causes. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High blood pressure - do you feel this on the back of your neck? Symptoms of hypertension
HIGH blood pressure symptoms include chest pain, severe headaches and feeling sick. But you could also be at risk of hypertension if you have this sign on the back of your neck - are you at risk? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘Remain vigilant!’ Deadly Rift Valley Fever could cause health emergency - virus symptoms
RIFT valley fever is a deadly virus that can be transmitted to humans from animals, and symptoms include fever, headaches and joint pain. The viral infection, which is passed on by mosquitoes, is currently in Africa, but a health expert has exclusively told Express.co.uk that Rift Valley Fever could reach the UK. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women more likely to survive heart attack if treated by female doctor
Gender inequality in heart attack mortality because 'most physicians are male' Related items fromOnMedica Heart failure treatment based on ‘unrepresentative’ patients Migraine may be linked to heightened cardiovascular disease risk Erectile dysfunction increases cardiovascular risk Higher cancer risk from chronic diseases COPD patients at heightened risk of drug side effects linked to polypharmacy (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 7, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Beyonce Says She Had Toxemia During Her Pregnancy With Her Twins. Here ’s What That Means
Beyonce revealed that she experienced toxemia, also known as preeclampsia, while she was pregnant with her twins, Sir and Rumi. The condition left her swollen and put her on bed rest for more than a month. In an interview in the September issue of Vogue, the entertainer said that the condition led to an emergency Cesarean section, which required the twins to spend weeks in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Here’s what you should know about toxemia, aka preeclampsia. What is preeclampsia, and why is it also called toxemia? About 5% of pregnant women will get preeclampsia while expecting — usually toward t...
Source: TIME: Health - August 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Reproductive Health Source Type: news

Amid seizures, man sketched his 'beautiful' hallucinations
At first, he would see a colorful circle. It would grow a shimmering, flashing tail "dripping" down, which he compared to fireworks. "It's beautiful!" he said of one of these episodes -- but they gave him headaches, blinded him when they occurred and left a visual deficit in the right field of his vision for minutes after they subsided. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin B12 deficiency - five foods you must add to your diet
VITAMIN B12 deficiency symptoms include tiredness, headaches, and feeling faint. If you have signs of the condition, you should make some diet changes. These are the vitamin B12-rich foods you should add to your meal plan. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UCLA neurosurgeon ’s accurate diagnosis restored teen’s vision
UCLA Health Rhianna Wilson spent her senior year of high school in and out of four San Diego hospitals, seeking relief for her vision loss, leg pain and excruciating  headaches.At 18, she was diagnosed with Ehler-Danlos Syndrome, a rare genetic disorder marked by overly stretchy connective tissue. In Rhianna ’s case, the disorder revealed itself in double-jointedness that led to four shoulder dislocations.An MRI showed that Wilson had a small slippage of her brain into her spinal column, called a Chiari malformation. The lower part of Wilson ’s brain drooped exactly five millimeters below her skull, p...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - August 3, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Vestibular Migraine: What & #039;s the Impact?
Vestibular migraine may be a relatively new diagnostic entity, but a new study shows it impacts around 6 million US adults.   (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - August 3, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Veronica Hackethal, MD Tags: Headache and Migraine Source Type: news

High blood pressure warning - do you see this sign in your eyes? Symptoms revealed
HIGH blood pressure symptoms include headaches, chest pain and finding blood in urine. You could also be at risk of hypertension signs if you see these “floaters”. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

7 Questions on Complicated Headaches
Primary care clinicians may be the first to note an abornal headache pattern that calls for referral. What do you know about these not-so-simple headaches? (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - August 2, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Linda Peckel Tags: Headache and Migraine Source Type: news

Will Investors Rescue Brazos & #039; Migraine Management Device?
A startup company trying to develop a new wearable migraine management therapy device is realizing that getting a new medical device to market can be a financial headache, pardon the pun. Southlake, TX-based Brazos Biomedical, an operating unit of American Diversified Holdings Corporation, said it needs about $2 million to complete all prototype development and FDA requirements to bring its Auracis wearable migraine device to market. Brazos hopes to work with institutional investors to devise a financing strategy to bring the device to market. The Auracis is designed to be worn on the he...
Source: MDDI - August 2, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

ElectroCore Is Changing the Game in Bioelectronics
electroCore, a player in the bioelectronic’s market is on a mission to redefine the way patients are treated for migraines. The Basking Ridge, N.J.-based company recently launched the gammaCore Sapphire, a second-generation device that is non-invasive vagus nerve stimulator for the acute treatment of pain associated with migraine and episodic cluster headache. The gammaCore Sapphire was cleared in December of 2017 but electroCore delayed the product’s launch. “We were waiting to launch the gammaCore Sapphire after we launched into migraine, which happened on July 1&Acir...
Source: MDDI - August 1, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Digital Health Source Type: news

The Case For Sauna Bathing Is Stronger Than Ever
A new research review has plenty of good news for people who love a good sauna session: Studies overwhelmingly suggest that the relaxing habit is also a healthy one. A paper published Wednesday in Mayo Clinic Proceedings gathered existing findings on Finnish sauna bathing, the practice of spending time in relatively dry rooms heated to between 80 and 100 degrees, interspersed with periods of cooling. The results were culled from more than 70 studies published up through February 2018. Overall, the research suggests that “sauna bathing, an activity used for the purposes of pleasure, wellness, and relaxation, is linked...
Source: TIME: Health - August 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime Research Source Type: news

Brazos Medical needs $2m to get Auracis migraine device to market
American Diversified Holdings’ Brazos Biomedical needs $2 million to take its Auracis Tens migraine therapy system to the market, according to a recently released press release from the company. Houston-based Brazos said that its management met with medtech engineering firms and determined that a $2 million budget would float the device through from prototyping to production over a two year period. The Auracis device is designed to treat headache pain through the use of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, and includes a number of electrodes designed to be placed at key points on the head and neck t...
Source: Mass Device - August 1, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Pain Management brazosbiomedical Source Type: news

What Is Intermittent Fasting And Is It Actually Good For You?
Sustainable weight loss. Protection from diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Improved brain health. Enhanced physical fitness and strength. It seems like every week, researchers turn up some new and profound benefit associated with intermittent fasting: eating schedules that incorporate regular periods of low or no food consumption. By eating normally for several days a week and eating much less on the others, a person may be able to shift her body’s cellular and metabolic processes in ways that promote optimal health. And experts who study intermittent fasting say that while many blanks still need to be filled in, s...
Source: TIME: Health - August 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

Mother and son develop deadly meningitis after eating raw centipedes
A woman and her son from  Guangzhou, China, both suffered crippling headaches and stiff necks after munching on the worm-like creature bought from a local vegetable market. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Burden of acute migraine treatment substantial in France
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - August 1, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

First drug to prevent chronic migraines approved by EU
Manufacturer says patients will be able to get treatment privately from September under EU licenceThe first ever drug specifically designed to prevent a migraine has been given the green light by European health officials.Erenumab is now expected to be considered by English and Scottish health agencies to assess whether it is appropriate for NHS use.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 31, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Press Association Tags: Science Medical research Health Neuroscience Society Source Type: news

Here ’s Why You Stress Eat—And How to Stop Doing It
It should come as no surprise that Americans are stressed. A 2017 survey by the American Psychological Association (APA) found that money, work, crime, violence, the political climate and the future of the nation are all significant stressors for Americans, each plaguing more than half of the survey respondents. While stress is bad for the body, the ways people deal with it can be just as unhealthy. The APA found in a different survey that almost 40% of adults reported overeating or consuming junk food in response to stress during the prior month. And of those people, about half said they did so weekly. What is it about f...
Source: TIME: Health - July 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Here ’s Why You Stress Eat — And How to Stop Doing It
It should come as no surprise that Americans are stressed. A 2017 survey by the American Psychological Association (APA) found that money, work, crime, violence, the political climate and the future of the nation are all significant stressors for Americans, each plaguing more than half of the survey respondents. While stress is bad for the body, the ways people deal with it can be just as unhealthy. The APA found in a different survey that almost 40% of adults reported overeating or consuming junk food in response to stress during the prior month. And of those people, about half said they did so weekly. What is it about f...
Source: TIME: Health - July 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Migraine Drug Wins EU Approval
Aimovig will soon be available for individuals who have four or more migraines a month. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - July 31, 2018 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news